For over 75 years the National Audubon Society
has been running residential ornithology and environmental
programs for adults, teens, and families on Hog Island in Maine. I
am writing today to request permission to post an announcement
about our 2013 programs on Birdtalk. Our birding programs sell out
quickly, so I’d like to make sure birders in Utah learn about them
in time to apply for scholarships and receive the “Earlybird”
discount (Dec. 14th).
Registration Open for Hog Island Audubon Camp
The National Audubon Society has opened registration for their
legendary 6-day birding programs for adults, teens and families at
the historic Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine. Kenn Kaufman, Scott
Weidensaul, Steve Kress, Clay Sutton, Bill Thompson III, and many
more expert ornithologists, naturalists, educators and authors
will be in residence during the 2013 sessions. Scholarships are
available through the National Audubon Society, with applications
due January 15th.
Hog Island Audubon Camp is run by the Seabird Restoration Program
(Project Puffin) of the National Audubon Society. All summer
programs include field trips to nearby Eastern Egg Rock, where Dr.
Steve Kress and his team of biologists have successfully restored
an island colony of Atlantic Puffins, and Roseate, Arctic and
Common Terns. Immerse yourself in the joy of birding with
expert-led workshops, lively evening presentations, saltwater
birding tours and trips to diverse habitats on the Maine coast.
Roger Tory Peterson was the camp’s first birding instructor in
1936 and many of America’s finest naturalists, including Rachel
Carson, have spent time on the 330-acre wildlife sanctuary,
located in mid-coast Maine, on Muscongus Bay. Participants live in
restored wooden buildings dating back to the early 1900’s and are
treated to three fabulous meals each day, prepared by chef
extraordinaire Janii Laberge.
Maine Seabird Biology & Conservation – May 31-June 5 & Sept 8-3
Joy of Birding - June 9 - 14
Field Ornithology - June 16—21
The Arts of Birding – June 23-28
Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens - June 16—21 & June 23—28
Sharing Nature: An Educator's Week- July 18—23
Family Camp - August 20—25
Living on the Wind: Fall Migration and Monhegan Island - Sept
15—20 & 22-27
For more information or to
http://hogisland.audubon.org or call (607) 257-7308 x 14. You
may also contact the registrar at
earlybird discount for registrations received by December 14th.
Nearly 100 scholarships are offered each year by local Audubon
Chapters and birding clubs - see the website for more information.
We hope to see you on the island next summer!
Hog Island Audubon Camp
National Audubon Society
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-7308 x14